Thursday, June 7, 2012

What a Day!

Doris Day that is.

Well, no sooner had my last post got one song out of my head, when in popped another.

Now how cute is that?
I've been a Doris Day fan since I was about 6 years old. My parents had this album in their collection and I played it over and over.

Remember when your living room furniture included one of these?

Ours was just about this same color, the top lifted open to use the turntable, the center front had sliding doors for record storage and gold cloth with metallic thread covered the speakers on each side. My mother didn't have to worry about me for hours when she gave me permission to play records in the living room. 

Later in life I discovered that Doris Day had made movies! What fun!!! In searching out info for this post, I see that there are quite a few Doris Day movies I've never seen. (I guess I can start that bucket list now.) Of the ones I have seen my favorite is...

The movie is from the Broadway show with tons of great  musical numbers like this one.

I love the aprons and cover-ups on these women.
And do you remember from 1968 to 1972 watching the Doris Day Show?
As a young woman, I searched out more music from my parent's era and discovered Big Band and Swing. And there was Doris Day again! Absolutely sensational!!!

And one more song that I hadn't heard until today but fell in love with instantly.


 Doris Day has a website.
And I was excited to find this recent interview with Doris that was just wonderful. What a beautiful, down-to-earth person. And a crafter as you can see her working on some knitting in this pic.

Well, I feel like I've spent my morning with Doris and it was so much fun. Do you have a favorite Doris Day movie or song?


Tammy's in Love said...

Yikes! There she is again! My husband LOVES Doris! She is now 88 years old, her birthday just passed...he has a collage in his office with sheet music, movie poster, 78 rpm record! There's an autographed picture of her in his garage...yes, Doris is his 'other woman'. My favorite has to be Glass Bottom Boat but, yes, he has ALMOST every movie she ever made!


Mickie said...

YES! I had this weird album of the "love me or leave me" movie...which was a book of single 45s (can you hear my grandkids saying what is a 45?). She seems like a lovely gal and such a dog lover!!! Hugs, Mick

LBP said...

I have loved Doris Day since I was a child! I did watch The Doris Day show. I can vividly recall sitting on the porch swing with my friend Nancy, and we would sing Que, Sera, Sera, at the top of our lungs. I was lucky enough to find some vintage paper dolls of her last year. What pretty clothes it came with!



Shirley Hatfield said...

One of the first videos I purchased when we got our first VHS player was Calamity Jane. Still my all-time favorite. I visited her grave (Jane's) in Deadwood at the coolest old cemetery...she was buried close to Wild Bill. I want to go and watch some of her old movies later. Thanks for this great post, Linda! =D

Kim K. said...

Pillow Talk and That Touch of Mink are two of my absolute favorite Doris Day films. Someday, my teenager and I need to have a Doris Day marathon.

donna said...

I love Doris Day as much as I Love Lucy. I have been collecting the movies and TV shows for a long time.
Such sweet memories of watching their shows with my grandmother.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Oh, Que Sera Sera.. I loved the Doris Day show! She has such a beautiful voice. I was visiting my parents the other day, and my dad was watching a real old black and white with her and Danny Thomas. She was all of about 17 or 18 years old! And so beautiful!

Barbara said...

My dad always used to say when I was little that Doris Day was his girlfriend. (My mom didn't seem to mind.) I recently heard an interview with her and just learned how old she was - much too old for my dad!
(I'm having fun catching up on your posts! I'm glad I found your blog!)